USA Track & Field Championships Updates
Barbara Nwaba leads the SBTC contingent as the second ranked heptathlete in the United States
From Santa Barbara Track Club
Beginning Thursday, June 25, SBTC athletes enter one of the most important competitions of the season with the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, OR determining Team USA squads for the IAAF World Championships, Thorpe Cup and other opportunities to represent the United States in 2015.
At the 2014 national championships Barbara Nwaba finished 2nd with 6,307pts in the Heptathlon, a personal record at the time. Qualifying only days prior to the national championships, Thomas FitzSimons, Jr. also reached the podium, surprising the field with a third place and 7,645pts in the Decathlon.
The two-day Heptathlon and Decathlon competitions will take place Thursday, June 25 – Sunday, June 28 at the University of Oregon’s historic Hayward Field.
SBTC Athlete Bios at USA Championships
Barbara Nwaba – Heptathlon (UC Santa Barbara ’12) – Ranked 2nd in Heptathlon field Lindsay Schwartz – Heptathlon (South Alabama ’13) – Ranked 8th in Heptathlon field Lindsay Lettow – Heptathlon (Central Missouri ’12) – Ranked 9th in Heptathlon field Tom FitzSimons , Jr. – Decathlon (Mount Saint Mary’s ’12) – 4th Place at 2015 USA Championships
Follow SBTC on Television & Live Stream on the Web (look for the orange and blue tinted uniforms)
Webcast / Television (All Times are PST)
8AM PT – Racewalk – LIVE on USATF.tv 10:20AM – 12PM PT – All Events – LIVE on USATF.tv 12PM – 3PM PT – LIVE on NBC (Online here) [Check local listings] (Field Events will be LIVE on USATF.tv) 3PM PT – THE COOL DOWN – on USATF.tv
As a non-profit organization, we rely on the support of donors and our community outreach programs. We’re proud to have one of the only track clubs in the country in which our athletes play a vital role in giving back and mentoring youth through our SB Youth Track Club and its various local programs throughout the year. They do more than simply train in Santa Barbara. They create a positive impact in the lives of area youth while we as coaches and you as donors get to support and inspire the Olympic dreams of some of the United States top heptathlon and decathlon hopefuls. You are helping athlete’s dreams come true!
As we prepare to head into the championship season and the 2016 Olympic year, we would greatly appreciate your support of these fine athletes within the Santa Barbara Track Club for their travel, living expenses and training needs. All donations are tax deductible and will go towards the athletes we support.
The Santa Barbara Track Club aims to create a progressive and cohesive Track & Field experience for members of our community from youth to masters as well as the development of Olympians and Olympic hopefuls alike. The professional athletes are composed of combined events athletes and middle distance athletes who also work within the community by serving as coaches and mentors to youth. The coaching and personal training efforts of the athletes help to fund the continued growth of Santa Barbara as an international training hub as well as to promote cultural exchange and shared education.